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We Need A Social Revolution

Our future depends on our willingness to fight for it
Friday, August 18, 2017, 6:12 PM

Governments and corporations cannot restore social connectedness and balance to our lives.

Only a social revolution that is self-organizing from the bottom-up can do that. » Read more

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Signs Of Distress

The need to change is becoming more obvious than ever
Friday, August 11, 2017, 10:06 PM

The world is edging closer to the final moments after which everything will be forever changed.

Grand delusions, perpetuated over decades, will finally hit the limits of reality and collapse in on themselves.

We’re over-budget and have eaten deeply into the principal balances of all of our main trust accounts. We are ecologically overdrawn, financially insolvent, monetarily out past the Twilight Zone, consuming fossil fuels (as in literally eating them), and adding 80,000,000 net souls to the planet’s surface -- each year! -- without regard to the consequences.

Someday there will be hell to pay financially, economically, and ecologically as there simply isn’t any way to maintain these overdrafts forever. Reality does not renegotiate. Its deal terms aren't compromisable. » Read more

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WEBINAR: The Health Effect - with Robb Wolf & Chris Kresser

Learn the keys to functional health - Aug 23 @ noon EST
Friday, August 4, 2017, 2:45 PM

What specific steps should you consider taking in your own life to improve your physical and mental health, and how can you best incorporate these into your current lifestyle? To answer those questions, we're producing our next Peak Prosperity webinar, titled "The Health Effect", featuring two of the absolute top experts today in functional health: Robb Wolf and Chris Kresser.

The event itself will take place on Wednesday, August 23 at noon EST/9am PST. It will last approximately an hour and a half.

The price to participate in this webinar is $25, unless you are an enrolled member (i.e. paying subscriber) of PeakProsperity.com. In that case, it's FREE» Read more

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Our Brave New '''Markets'''

How HFT algorithms risk a massive sudden sell-off
Friday, July 28, 2017, 9:18 PM

One thing is clear: These aren’t your daddy’s markets anymore.

Why?  Because about 10 years ago the Rise of the Machines (aka high frequency trading algorithms) completely altered the terrain of what we call the ‘capital markets.’  » Read more

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What To Do With Your Cash?

Is it folly to hold cash right now? Or brilliant?
Saturday, July 22, 2017, 12:19 AM

Have you moved a material percentage of your financial portfolio to cash? Have you become so concerned about the meteoric ramp upwards in asset prices that you find it wiser instead to move to the sidelines, build "dry powder", and wait to re-enter the markets at saner valuations?

If so, you have my sympathies.

The past 5+ years have been brutal for savers pursuing this strategy. I know this well, as I'm one of those folks, too. » Read more

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Bad Models Result In Terrible Outcomes

Things are worsening because we pursue the wrong policies
Friday, July 14, 2017, 11:38 PM

Recently I spent a month in Buenos Aries.  I went there to study the people, the culture and the economy of a prosperous land, filled with kind, well educated people.

One key lesson was this; bad policies can ruin every advantage you might have had.

While not as bad off as it was in 2002 when people filled the streets banging pots and pans in protest of their economically ruined lives, the place is still clearly depressed as are most of its people.  » Read more

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The Inevitability Of DeGrowth

Our current debt & energy orgy can't last much longer
Friday, July 7, 2017, 10:45 PM

Even though we don't know precisely how the future will unfold, we know a few things about it.

Simply put, debt-dependent consumption in a world in which wages stagnate for the bottom 90% and energy costs increase as demand outstrips supply is a system with only one possible end-point: collapse. » Read more

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The Looming Energy Shock

The next oil crisis will arrive in 3 years or less
Friday, June 30, 2017, 10:10 PM

There will be an extremely painful oil supply shortfall sometime between 2018 and 2020. It will be highly disruptive to our over-leveraged global financial system, given how saddled it is with record debts and unfunded IOUs. » Read more

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Your Feedback Needed!

Help us identify the topics you want most addressed
Monday, June 26, 2017, 7:55 PM

After the successful debut of our new webinar platform earlier this month with our The End Of Money webinar, we are busily planning our future production schedule.

But we very much want the topic selection for future webinars to be custom-tailored to the interests of the PeakProsperity.com audience. 

Please take a moment to share your feedback in this short survey. It will literally take you 1 minute or less to fill out. » Read more

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Understanding The Cryptocurrency Boom

A ground-level assessment
Friday, June 23, 2017, 9:26 PM

Today, there are hundreds of cryptocurrencies, and a speculative boom has pushed bitcoin from around $600 a year ago to $2600 and Ethereum, another leading cryptocurrency, from around $10 last year to $370.

Where are cryptocurrencies in the evolution from new technology to speculative boom to maturation? Judging by valuation leaps from $10 to $370, the technology is clearly in the speculative boom phase.

In trying to predict which forms of cryptocurrencies will dominate the mature marketplace of the future, we know that markets will sort the wheat from the chaff by a winnowing the entries down to those that solve real business problems (i.e. address scarcities) in ways that are cheap and robust and that cannot be solved by other technologies.